[Pixels of] York, formerly known as Jorvik.

Sunday morning here in Manchester and I am blogging from under my purple duvet. One year ago, this was a dream and here I am now still on cloud 9. Blessed to be exploring new places and then sharing my priceless experiences here. But I digress, here are pictures of my day trip to York yesterday with my housemates 🙂

As everyone is well aware of now, I get absolutely childishly excited when I get to travel by train. We boarded the 8.10am train from Manchester Piccadilly to York. 1.5hours later we arrived at the charming train station and bought a map. Hehe.

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We walked on the York wall, got lost for a few minutes and finally stumbled over the Micklegate Bar Museum.

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Madness overcame us when we played dress up with the costumes in the museum. We were queens, we were peasants. 😀

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Admission to both Micklegate & Jorvik cost us £9 and we are allowed free visits for a year. Jorvik Viking Centre was awesome too, we got to go on a ride to experience the life of locals in York hundreds of years ago. We even got to smell the putrid air.

After Jorvik, we walked aimlessly until we reached my favorite part of the city, Shambles. It was a small pedestrian street with shops left and right with charming window displays. The cobblestone streets, sighhhh.

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The York Minster can be seen from afar and we easily navigated towards it. It was a breathtaking sight, I couldn’t stop taking pictures of it.

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A visit to the Tourist Information centre helped us to find Barley Hall which was tucked neatly in a small pathway between the shops. Barley Hall had an awesomely gross exhibition on Plague, Poverty and Prayer : A Horrid History.

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Next on the list according to the map is Clifford’s Tower. We climbed up the steps and had a 180 aerial view. There was a Malaysian restaurant right opposite, Nings. The Castle Museum was near too, but we only browsed through the gift shop.

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A walk down Tower street then Clifford Street took us in front of York Dungeon where we boarded Bus number 7 to York Designer Outlets. 2 hours were spent on retail therapy there and later we caught the bus then train back to Manchester. We missed out on visiting the National Railway Museum, York Dungeon and also Ghost Tour. Enough reasons to come visit York again one day! 😉

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